Musée Grévin, Paris’ Eccentric Wax Museum

About five years ago, I took my youngest daughter off to California to visit her older sister in college. Gillian wasn’t much interested in college, or even her sister really. She just wanted to head to Los Angeles and soak up the celebrity aura. Her top choices? Universal Studios and Madame Tussauds. I grudgingly went … Read more

Quirky Cool Facts and Secrets of the Louvre Museum in Paris

Here’s my guide to the secrets and history of the Louvre Museum. The Louvre is considered the best museums in Paris and one of the City of Light’s most unmissable sites. It’s the largest, busiest, most visited museum in the world. It has 35,000 works of art and is a palace itself. But what do … Read more

Guide To the Secret Zadkine Museum in Paris

Here’s my guide to visiting the secret Zadkine Museum in Paris’ Montparnasse neighborhood. It’s one of Paris’ best small museums, especially if you admire sculpture. For sculpture, it’s second only to the Rodin Museum. The Zadkine Museum is a hidden gem in Paris. It’s largely tourist free and conveniently located right next to the verdant … Read more

The Best Painting in the Louvre in Paris: Gericault’s Raft of the Medusa

“The truly gifted individual does not fear obstacles, because he knows that he can surmount them; indeed they often are an additional asset; the fever they are able to excite in his soul is not lost; it even often becomes the cause of the most astonishing productions.” — Théodore Gericault Here’s my guide to seeing … Read more

Guide To Paris’ Swoonful Musée de la Vie Romantique in the 9th Arrondissement

Here’s my guide to the Musée de la Vie Romantique, a romantic museum in the romantic Nouvelle Athens area of Paris. It’s one of Paris’ best small museums and it’s dedicated to Romanticism. In the lexicon of swoonful museums names, the Musée de la Vie Romantique wins top prize. Just saying the name out loud … Read more

Inside Les Invalides and the Army Museum: A “Dudes” Museum in Paris

If you’re a lover of French history or antique weapons, then Les Invalides and Paris’ Musée de l’Armée is a must see site in Paris. Or if you’re a dude. Apparently, dudes love the place. As I walked in, I overheard a group of friends chatting about the museum. One woman remarked, “it’s a dude’s … Read more